“Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.”? Paul Cookson
If you think math is hard, try Wireframing.
Wireframing is an important step in every web and app screen design process. It allows you to define the flow chart and information hierarchy of website design. It makes it easier for web designer to plan layout according to how you want your users to process the information. If you have yet to use wireframing, it’s high time to get your feet wet. Wireframes help to establish relationships between a website’s various templates.
As a website designer I personally find it invaluable on small or big projects to have a visual representation of website content, its hierarchy and layout. Overall it’s an excellent step to incorporate into your project before the design process begins for both you and your clients.
Poorly functioning website and a frustrating user experience can damage brand image. A big and expensive website redesigns are often taken to correct those kind of problems.
Adding a wireframes and testing a prototype in your website design process ensures that the redesigned site would not introduce any new error for user.
I know website designer hate wireframes. But understanding how to work with wireframes is the key to creating a success site prototype. I know i’m not the only one, Feels like everyone & their mom posted an article about that.
So did I… 😉 But with a very different idea in mind: to give you the complete guide on wireframes.
It is exciting! Let start
Wireframes are a visual representation of content of a website webpages that is the equivalent of user research, Content and business objective. They are working documents. Wireframing is important for designer because it allow the designer to plan the layout of an interface without being distracted by colors.
There are two types of wireframes:
Wireframes serve multiple purposes by helping to:
Creating a wireframe can be very simple task or as complicated as you want. your wireframe might be nothing more than a sketch on some graph paper. Other “wireframes” are created digitally and are really more like prototypes, with clickable objects and limited functionality.
Consider few things before creating a Wireframes:
Although wireframes differ from website to website, the following elements are used on wireframes:
Basically there are two type of Techniques of wireframing:
Usually wireframes should be used at the beginning of every website design or redesign process.
Wireframes help to focus on the most important questions:
This process done in 4 easy step these are as follows:
Aside from the UI design your wireframes should contain a number of things which will help when using them as a reference point, or when discussing them with either the client or the project.
Wireframes are basic illustrations of the structure and components of a web page and its flow. Mockups generally focus on the visual design elements of the site. Prototypes are semi-functional webpage layouts of a mockup/comp that serves to give a higher-fidelity preview of the actual site being built.
I hope it will help you to understand the clear idea of what a wireframe is and how to go about. wireframing the user interface to convey your design ideas. The whole purpose of wireframes is to draw, get feedback and redraw to avoid the complexity in the design and make it smooth for various users. So do not be afraid to keep on iterating your wireframe as you get feedback from others. Now, if this article really helped you, please share it with your friends. I will appreciate that. So here we end this tutorial. What’s your opinion? Do you use wireframes for your web design projects? If not, why not? Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments, email me thanks for reading!